Mike Opperman - I Hate Alzheimer's
Posted by Mike Opperman on October 24, 2012 | This post currently has no comments.
Last week was a very special week for my family. My Dad was honored by the National Dairy Shrine as a dairy industry Pioneer. The National Dairy Shrine is a sort of hall of fame for the dairy industry. The organization honors … Continue reading
Gary Joseph LeBlanc - Common Sense Caregiving
Posted by Gary Joseph LeBlanc on February 3, 2014 | This post currently has no comments.
A strong sense of “denial” is a common symptom of dementia. This characteristic seems to affect everyone closest to the patient. As human beings, we tend to use “denial” as a protective mechanism. It reminds me of the English metaphor … Continue reading
Norm McNamara - Dementia and Me
Posted by Norm McNamara on February 4, 2014 | This post currently has no comments.
Tracks of tears down a reddened face, Tears that fall in a similar place, Eyes that stare through a curtain of lace, Are these the tears of a clown? A smile that could light up the sky, Hidden behind an … Continue reading
Tom and Karen Brenner - Brenner Pathways
Posted by Tom and Karen Brenner on December 18, 2013 | This post currently has no comments.
In this time of giving, we are reminded of all of the wonderful gifts that people living with dementia have given to us. Once we took the time to get to know these elders, we found that they had wonderful … Continue reading
Posted on February 11, 2011 | This post currently has one comment.
-an excerpt For information on Cathie’s books see: www.cathieborrie.com For lunch I make fruit salad and cottage cheese and one piece of whole-wheat toast. I stand at my mother’s kitchen window cutting up fruit and look out at the day. … Continue reading
Fisher Center Experts
Posted on December 23, 2010 | This post currently has no comments.
The activity and festivities of the holiday season pose special challenges for families coping with Alzheimer’s disease. The hurried pace can be trying at times for just about anyone, but for someone coping with Alzheimer’s disease, the change in routine … Continue reading
Posted on October 21, 2010 | This post currently has 3 comments.
My Mom is in a nursing home. Physically she is fine but her short term memory is poor. A visit with my Mom consisted of answering: How have you been? 5 times. What have you been doing? 8 times. Where … Continue reading
Posted on August 26, 2010 | This post currently has 16 comments.
The Long Hello – The Other Side of Alzheimer’s (excerpt): Every day I sit with my mother and watch the sea. There’s a row of birds perched on an errant log—cormorant, cormorant, seagull, heron. Crow. Cathie, sometimes I drift off … Continue reading
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